Most standardized tests employ multiple-choice questions. Here’s a list of test-taking strategies that students should use to answer multiple-choice questions: Read the entire question first. Students read the entire question first to make sure they understand what it’s asking. For questions about a reading passage, students read the questions first to guide their reading. Look … Continue reading Test Taking Strategies
Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen soundly responded to Metro Nashville Schools Director Shawn Joseph and Shelby County Superintendent Dorsey Hopson very bluntly in a straightforward letter yesterday. It is doubtful that either Joseph or Hopkins actually wrote the letter, which called for a “pause” in testing and convene a statewide working group of educators … Continue reading A Few More Thoughts on Testing in Tennessee…
In April, 2018, Professional Educators of Tennessee raised the issue on Testing, with a hard-hitting editorial called the Trouble with Testing. Now the Superintendents of two low performing districts, Shelby County and Metro-Nashville Public Schools are eliciting media attention by challenging testing across the state. Welcome to the club. Testing has taken a wrong turn … Continue reading Testing Is Open For Debate
Teachers and students alike are tired of being lied to, manipulated, judged and measured by a system that is neither fair nor consistent.
FOR RELEASE The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — also known as the Nation’s Report Card — are out. “Like any other test I am careful about reading too much into the results,” according to JC Bowman, Professional Educators of Tennessee. He added: “Researchers will keep analyzing data, looking at maps, … Continue reading NAEP Results in Tennessee